I’m off on holiday for a week. While I’m taking a break from my laptop my blog will be quiet. However there’s a post or two in the pipeline for when I get back – but you can expect a delayed response to any comments etc.
Meanwhile, though, consider this thought from an excellent book I’ve just read, Jeff Goins’ “Wrecked”:
“The world is broken and remains that way, in spite of our efforts to help it…. In a world that refuses to be healed, we must face the fact that we are not the heroes of our stories. It teaches us to rely on something bigger than ourselves and teaches the source of true compassion.”
I think this is a very profound statement: an acknowledgement that the world “refuses to be healed”.
I spent the first part of this book relating what Jeff Goins says to my own life experiences; and the next part seeing those experiences in a new light, and perhaps making sense of them. Finally the book challenged me to go beyond my comfort zone and to be willing to behave in ways that are “counterintuitive”. I found this book very moving and penetrating. It is full of wisdom, compassion and humanity.It’s an ideal book for young people to read – and the sort of book I wish I’d read during my university years.
In my romantic suspense novel “Mystical Circles” you will meet a number of people who ostensibly do want to be healed, and have come together – into a very beautiful, idyllic place – for that very purpose.
Not necessarily physical healing – but healing in mind and spirit.
You will also meet somebody who believes he can heal, and that he is the hero of his story.
We enter an esoteric community of people all of whom have come here with a range of different emotional and psychological and spiritual needs.
Freelance journalist Juliet believes she’s only here to rescue her sister from the arms of charismatic Craig, the group leader. And she feels distinctly put out when the group members start targeting her with questions about her own feelings and “needs”.
“Therapy or treatment?” queries one of the group members, Edgar. “What about those, Juliet? Have you ever had any?”
“No. There’s nothing wrong with me.”
“There doesn’t have to be anything wrong with you, dear. But you’ll have needs. We all have those. And they are what have brought us here.”
Craig promises to “heal” the members of the group. This is what his brochure promises:
If you’ve been searching all your life, but have so far not found what you’ve been looking for, you’ve come to the right place. Here at the Wheel of Love, you may sharpen your subtle knife and cut a window into heaven. There are no limits to what you can achieve here: only those you impose upon yourself. You’ve chosen to come so we promise to supply the necessary tools. If you accept these tools and use them well, you’ll enter a freedom you’ve never dared dream of.
Craig will reach deep down into your spirit and touch a part of it you never knew was there.
Read the novel, and judge for yourself whether Craig – and numerous people like him whom you may meet – delivers on his promises.